Psalm 119:30
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English Standard Version
I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your rules before me.

King James Bible
I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.

American Standard Version
I have chosen the way of faithfulness: Thine ordinances have I set before me .

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments I have not forgotten.

English Revised Version
I have chosen the way of faithfulness: thy judgments have I set before me.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before me.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The eightfold Gimel. This is his life's aim: he will do it under fear of the curse of apostasy; he will do it also though he suffer persecution on account of it. In Psalm 119:17 the expression is only אחיה as Psalm 118:19, not ואחיה as in Psalm 119:77, Psalm 119:116, Psalm 119:144 : the apodosis imper. only begins with ואשׁמרה, whereas אחיה is the good itself for the bestowment of which the poet prays. גּל in Psalm 119:18 is imper. apoc. Piel for גּלּה, like גס in Daniel 1:12. נפלאות is the expression for everything supernatural and mysterious which is incomprehensible to the ordinary understanding and is left to the perception of faith. The Tפra beneath the surface of its letter contains an abundance of such "wondrous things," into which only eyes from which God has removed the covering of natural short-sightedness penetrate; hence the prayer in Psalm 119:18. Upon earth we have no abiding resting-place, we sojourn here as in a strange land (Psalm 119:19, Psalm 39:13; 1 Chronicles 29:15). Hence the poet prays in Psalm 119:19 that God would keep His commandments, these rules of conduct for the journey of life, in living consciousness for him. Towards this, according to Psalm 119:20, his longing tends. גּרס (Hiph. in Lamentations 3:16) signifies to crush in pieces, Arab. jrš, and here, like the Aramaic גּרס, גּרס, to be crushed, broken in pieces. לתאבה (from תּאב, Psalm 119:40, Psalm 119:174, a secondary form of אבה) states the bias of mind in or at which the soul feels itself thus overpowered even to being crushed: it is crushing form longing after God's judgment, viz., after a more and more thorough knowledge of them. In Psalm 119:21 the lxx has probably caught the meaning of the poet better than the pointing has done, inasmuch as it draws ἐπικατάρατοι to Psalm 119:21, so that Psalm 119:21 consists of two words, just like Psalm 119:59, Psalm 119:89; and Kamphausen also follows this in his rendering. For ארוּרים as an attribute is unpoetical, and as an accusative of the predicate far-fetched; whereas it comes in naturally as a predicate before השּׁגים ממּצותיך: cursed (ארר equals Arab. harra, detestari), viz., by God. Instead of גּל, "roll" (from גּלל, Joshua 5:9), it is pointed in Psalm 119:22 (מעל) גּל, "uncover" equals גּלּה, as in Psalm 119:18, reproach being conceived of as a covering or veil (as e.g., in Psalm 69:8), cf. Isaiah 22:8 (perhaps also Lamentations 2:14; Lamentations 4:22, if גּלּה על there signifies "to remove the covering upon anything"). גּם in Psalm 119:23, as in Jeremiah 36:25, has the sense of גּם־כּי, etiamsi; and גּם in Psalm 119:24 the sense of nevertheless, ὅμως, Ew. 354, a. On נדבּר בּ (reciprocal), cf. Ezekiel 33:30. As in a criminal tribunal, princes sit and deliberate how they may be able to render him harmless.

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chosen

Psalm 119:29,111,173 Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me your law graciously...

Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil to you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom you will serve...

Proverbs 1:29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

Luke 10:42 But one thing is needful: and Mary has chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

John 3:19-21 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light...

John 8:45 And because I tell you the truth, you believe me not.

1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow thereby:

2 John 1:4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of your children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

thy judgements

Psalm 119:24,52 Your testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors...

Deuteronomy 11:18-20 Therefore shall you lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign on your hand...

Cross References
2 Samuel 22:23
For all his rules were before me, and from his statutes I did not turn aside.

Psalm 18:22
For all his rules were before me, and his statutes I did not put away from me.

Psalm 119:29
Put false ways far from me and graciously teach me your law!

Psalm 119:31
I cling to your testimonies, O LORD; let me not be put to shame!

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